PRASA confirms suspension of senior members
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has suspended seven staff members for taking part in what it described as an authorised gathering in support of axed CEO Lucky Montana.
On Wednesday, the members, headed by senior managers Moffet Mofokeng, Anele Mda, and Sello Maluleke, staged a media briefing outside PRASA’s main offices in Pretoria, accusing the rail service provider of failing to inform them on the decision to dismiss Montana, and the general state of business.
“An intervention is sought from the minister [of Transport Dipuo Peters] to ensure that a state of calm and normality is restored as well as assurance of job security to all employees to eliminate the panic and fear that has since engulfed our work environment,” Mda said.
Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, Acting PRASA Spokesperson and Group Chief Strategy Officer, Sipho Sithole, said the allegations were unfortunate as it came at a stage when momentum was moving forward in “putting the organisation back on track”.
“They have essentially forced the hand of the company to take disciplinary action against them and have consequently been suspended,” Fin24 quoted him as saying.
Referring to Montana, Sithole stated that he resigned from the position on March 15 but was never dismissed by the board as previously claimed. He eventually left his position on July 16th after being accused of contravening an agreement not to sign tenders and making comments about certain board members.
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